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Archbishop undergoes successful surgery (Updated)

Archbishop Chrysostomos

Archbishop Chrysostomos, who has undergone successful surgery in London to remove two small tumours from his liver, is feeling well and is expected to make a stable recovery, it was announced on Wednesday.

The three-hour laparoscopic operation was carried out on Tuesday evening at the London Clinic.

His attending doctors – professors Long Jiao and Paris Tekkis – appeared satisfied with the outcome of the operation and the archbishop was now recovering in the clinic’s intensive care unit.

He is expected to be transferred back to his room on Thursday.

According to a medical announcement, he is expected to make a steady recovery within the next seven days.

The archbishop revealed in an interview with Phileleftheros published over the weekend that he had been recently diagnosed with liver cancer.

He said when he found out about it, he was not upset. “I accepted it, I am of a certain age, I am not a child anymore. I was fully prepared. I believe that what I wanted to give, I have, with much love,” the archbishop said, adding he was not afraid of dying.

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